EmbSupplies.com offers a large selection of backing for stabilizing fabric for any application. Backing is made from a non-woven fabric which will not stretch in any direction. Tearaway backing is used when ease of trimming is desired, where the extra strength is not needed and where visibility of the backside is an issue. Cutaway backing is used when a more sturdy and durable underlay is required. Cutaway is used on most garments that will be washed.